Unfortunately, car scams and motor fraud are genuine problems facing car buyers and sellers. Whilst such issues are considered relatively rare, overall consumers still lose roughly £3million a year to vehicle scams.
Don’t buy with cash. It’s not traceable and it’s not a wise idea to carry large sums when buying from a private seller either. Instead, go to the bank with the seller and do a transfer. At car dealerships, finance is a great option because it makes the finance company and the dealership liable if things go wrong with the car. Remember, you can walk away at any point. Don’t feel obligated or pushed to buy.
Dec 8th, 2021